Children between the ages of 6 through 14 are required by law to be registered for school.
We’ve met parents that were issued citations for failing to enroll their children. Until those citations are paid or dismissed, the children cannot be enrolled. This is the ultimate catch-22. However, the schools have waived these fines when we intercede.
We meet parents that cannot afford the $70 needed for school supplies (weekly income is only $60).
Education is a key to escape poverty. Because we help the schools in many ways we are often able to have fines waived. We provide direct help to the family with school books.